Sania climbs nine places in doubles rankings (Lead)

April 13th, 2009 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS  

Somdev Devvarman New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Sania Mirza’s doubles title victory at MPS Group Championship has catapulted her nine places to the 59th position in the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) rankings released Monday.
The 22-year-old Indian’s title win in Florida Sunday was her first with Chuang Chia-Jung of Chinese Taipei (Taiwan).

Chuang jumped three places to be at the 14th spot. The two also reached the semi-final at Miami last week.

Sania’s singles rankings, however, remains unchanged at 100.

In the men’s singles, India’s No.1 Somdev Devvarman has climbed a rung to be at 149 while Prakash Amritraj has slipped three places to 192.

In the men’s doubles rankings, Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi are static at sixth and 10th.

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